Direct Payment To Athletes By Schools Is Here
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by Allen Wallace
5d ago
NCAA, Power 5 conferences sign off on $2.8 billion plan, setting stage for dramatic change across college sports Agreement provides for schools to pay athletes directly as soon as the 2025 fall semester… The NCAA and five major college sports conferences have agreed to settle antitrust allegations for nearly $2.8 billion over the next 10 years. (Jae C. Hong / AP) Ralph Russo (AP)  —  The NCAA and the nation’s five biggest conferences have agreed to pay nearly $2.8 billion to settle a host of antitrust claims, a monumental decision that sets the stage for a groundbreaking revenue-shar ..read more
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Numerous Whiffs Finally Bring USC To D-Line Portal Success!
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by Allen Wallace
1w ago
USC adds Wyoming transfer DL Gavin Meyer  The versatile 6-4, 282-pound Cowboy NT moves to USC after playing four seasons for the Cowboys… Luca Evans (OC Register)  —  LOS ANGELES — For a fleeting moment, the interior depth was stable. A couple days after the group call that reeled prized defensive tackle Bear Alexander back in at USC, Lincoln Riley told media it was possible the Trojans would look to add defensive-line help in the spring transfer-portal window. But his tone was noncommittal, reflecting a front that had grown in talent and in size, a development everyon ..read more
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The Ultra-High Cost of Lincoln Riley
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by Allen Wallace
1w ago
USC paid nearly $20 million in 2022 to bring Lincoln Riley to L.A. Lincoln Riley was an expensive hire for the Trojans, with his Oklahoma buyout, salary and related compensation costing the Trojans nearly $20 million during his first season. (Gina Ferazzi / LAT) Ryan Kartje (LA Times)  —  His hire, in late November 2021, was heralded as a monumental moment for USC and its struggling football program. But actually landing Lincoln Riley, one of the brightest young minds in college football, did not come cheap. USC shelled out $19.7 million in reportable compensation to Riley between ..read more
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USC Beach VB Is the Gold Standard Under Dain Blanton
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by Allen Wallace
2w ago
‘You don’t see four-peats.’ Inside USC beach volleyball coach Dain Blanton’s dominance USC coach Dain Blanton celebrates the Trojans winning their fourth consecutive national championship, defeating UCLA May 5 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (Jamie Schwaberow / NCAA Photos via Getty Images) Ryan Kartje (LA Times)  —  Before he built a beach volleyball dynasty, Dain Blanton had decided in the summer of 2018 to put coaching on the back burner. After four years as a volunteer assistant, it felt like he’d hit his ceiling at USC. Anna Collier, the only head coach USC beach volleybal ..read more
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Captivating USC Women’s Hoops Marches Forward
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by Allen Wallace
3w ago
USC women’s basketball to play at Iowa next season Here is the Trojans’ home-and-away schedule for their first season in the “new, expanded” Big Ten USC Hoops phenom JuJu Watkins brings the ball up the court as OHIO ST HC Kevin McGuff gestures in the second half of their game during the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Series at T-Mobile Arena on Nov. 06, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nev. The Trojans defeated the Buckeyes 83-74. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Luca Evans (OC Register)  —  LOS ANGELES — Through their captivating run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, the lasting ..read more
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USC Smashes UCLA Again To Win Beach VB National Championship
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by Allen Wallace
3w ago
USC crushes UCLA for unprecedented fourth straight women’s beach volleyball title USC’s Olivia Bakos (5), Nicole Nourse (42) and Audrey Nourse (24) celebrate after easily defeating UCLA for the Trojans’ fourth consecutive NCAA women’s beach volleyball title Sunday. (Tyler Schank / NCAA Photos via Getty Images) GULF SHORES, Ala. —  The top-seeded and No. 1-ranked USC beach volleyball team (37-5) defeated second-seeded No. 2 UCLA (35-7) by a 3-0 count to win the 2024 NCAA championship at Gulf Beach Place on Sunday, May 5.   The championship is an unprecedented fourth straight f ..read more
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USC Football Only Partially Successful In Portal
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by Allen Wallace
3w ago
USC transfer portal recap: Trojans deep in the secondary, thin up front A look at the changes for USC football between last fall’s roster and the end of the second spring window USC lost, top from left, Korey Foreman, Domani Jackson and Malachi Nelson to the transfer portal, but added, bottom from left, Akili Arnold, Jo’Quavious “Woody” Marks and Easton Mascarenas-Arnold. (Top photos by SCNG; bottom photos by AP) Luca Evans (OC Register)  —  LOS ANGELES — It simply became impossible to block out the noise at times last season, the lack of size on USC’s defensive front a consistent ..read more
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USC’s B1G Basketball Schedule
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by Allen Wallace
3w ago
Here’s who USC men’s basketball will play in its Big Ten schedule Trojans will retain home-and-away matchups next season against former Pac-12 foes UCLA, Oregon, and Washington Eric Musselman speaks during his Galen Center introductory presser as USC’s new men’s basketball coach on April 5, 2024. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Luca Evans (OC Register)  —  LOS ANGELES — They need to play with some characteristics of the Big Ten, Eric Musselman emphasized. Physicality. Rebounding. Discipline. But Musselman’s teams, dating to Arkansas and Nevada, have long take ..read more
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USC Now Leads the World in No. 1 Picks
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by Allen Wallace
1M ago
With Caleb Williams’ selection, USC holds the crown for most No. 1 NFL picks A look back through the years at all six previous Trojan No. 1 selections to hit the NFL Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer waves to the fans as he jogs off the field after a game against the Tampa Bay Bucs Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Palmer went No. 1 in the draft in 2003. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Luca Evans (OC Register)  —  LOS ANGELES – Not long after he’d led a USC to a win in the 2002 Orange Bowl, the soon-to-be-drafted Carson Palmer sat down with newly-minted agent David Dunn, who pointed out a specific ..read more
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Bill Plaschke Says Reggie Bush Remains Guilty, But Fails To Address That the NCAA Was Always a Kangaroo Court
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by Allen Wallace
1M ago
Column: Reggie Bush’s deserved Heisman Trophy shouldn’t overshadow his troubled Trojans legacy… Reggie Bush holds up his Heisman Trophy in New York on Dec. 10, 2005. On Wednesday, the award was returned to him. (Julie Jacobson / AP) Bill Plaschke (LA Times)  —  The rules have changed. The landscape is different. The shunning became silly. Reggie Bush deserves to have his Heisman Trophy back, and it’s good that the folks from the Heisman Trust finally came to their senses Wednesday and handed it back over. But can we please slow down with the victory lap? I wrote last sum ..read more
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